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The First VANA Gala Honors the Vietnamese-American Nail Community

LUA Productions proudly hosted the Vietnamese American Nail Appreciation Gala to honor those who helped build the Vietnamese-American nail industry.

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Nailed It Documentary to Air on PBS in May

Nailed It explores the history of the Vietnamese-American nail salon and tells the tale of how a chance encounter in 1975 between 20 female Vietnamese refugees and actress Tippi Hedren changed the face of the industry.

Beauty Changes Lives Foundation Announces BCL | CND | Tippi Hedren Spring 2016 Nail Scholarship Winners

Five aspiring beauty industry professionals will each receive $2,750 tuition compensation toward a qualified nail education program through generous funding from CND and their distributor partners.

Week 24: I'm Finally a Licensed Nail Technician!

This week was my final week as a nail tech student. I can't believe it's over already. It went by so fast and I'm so proud to say I am now a licensed nail tech because I already passed my state board exams for my temporary license!

Beauty Changes Lives Foundation Announces BCL | CND | Tippi Hedren Fall 2016 Nail Scholarship Winners

Five aspiring beauty industry professionals will receive financial awards up to $5,000, through generous funding from CND, to cover tuition for nail tech programs.

CND Taps Kieu Chinh as New Brand Ambassador

CND recently named Vietnamese-American actress and philanthropist Kieu Chinh as the official brand ambassador for its new Creative Play Nail Lacquer

Beauty Changes Lives Names Five Scholarship Winners for Spring 2016

Five nail students have been awarded a Spring 2016 BCL | CND | Tippi Hedren Nail Scholarship. Each student will receive tuition compensation up to $5,000 toward a qualified nail education program.

Honoring Unsung Nail Hero Dusty Coots Butera

Dusty Coots Butera, who helped teach the "Original 20" Vietnamese women how to do nails, emerges with new photos and her story.

NAILS Partners With BCL to Award Scholarships

Support the next generation of nail techs by donating to the BCL | Tippi Hedren | NAILS NTNA Scholarship Fund.

The Vietnamese-American Nail Industry: 40 Years of Legacy

Starting at a refugee camp in Sacramento in 1975, the establishment of Vietnamese-owned nail salons in America paved the way for a new generation of beauty industry businesses.